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Near Westport in Decatur County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Westport Covered Bridge

 
 
Westport Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
1. Westport Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription.  

A Single Span Burr Arch Bridge
Built by A.M. Kennedy & Sons in 1880
Clear Span 111 ft. 6 in. Overall Length 130 ft.
Entered on the
National Register of Historic Places
June 25, 1982

 
Erected 1993 by The Decatur County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges series list.
 
Location. 39° 10.007′ N, 85° 32.761′ W. Marker is near Westport, Indiana, in Decatur County. Marker is on W. Layton Drive north of County Road W1100S, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3501 W Layton Dr, Westport IN 47283, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Flat Rock Cemetery Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away); Union Church (approx. 5.9 miles away); Kellar Grist Mill (approx. 7.1 miles away); Hannah Milhous Nixon (approx. 9.4 miles away);
Westport Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
2. Westport Covered Bridge
View of east end of bridge
Hartsville College (approx. 10.7 miles away); Private Barton W. Mitchell (approx. 10.8 miles away); a different marker also named Hartsville College (approx. 10.8 miles away); Grouseland Treaty Line (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The plaque underneath the National Register plaque indicates the bridge was restored in 2004 and lists the County officials, engineer, and contractor for the restoration.
 
Westport Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
3. Westport Covered Bridge
View of west end of bridge
Interior of Westport Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
4. Interior of Westport Covered Bridge
Panther Creek and CR 1100S Modern Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
5. Panther Creek and CR 1100S Modern Bridge
View to south from Westport Covered Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 25, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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